What is rTG Fish Oil and Why?
What is rTG Fish Oil and Why?
Because fish oil naturally contains a lower concentration of EPA and DHA, two types were developed to deliver higher levels of these beneficial nutrients in fewer doses—ethyl ester (EE) and re-esterified triglycerides (rTG).
Based upon one of the largest, independent studies conducted recently, as well as input from our customers, Focus Relief Plus now utilizes the rTG form.4 rTG takes the synthetic EE form of omega-3 and converts it back to its natural triglycerides (TG) form. This not only allows the delivery of concentrated omega-3, but ensures that absorption is optimized. Additionally, the added bioavailability benefit of rTG fish oil, though conflicting studies exist, outweighs that of an EE fish oil5 and is preferred by the majority of ophthalmologists.
- 4. Visioli F, Rise P, Barassi MC, et al, Dietary intake of fish vs. formulations leads to higher plasma concentrations of n-3 fatty acids. Lipids. 2003 Apr;38(4):415-8.
- 5. These claims are referenced in Asbell PA, Maguire MG, Peskin E, Bunya VY, Kuklinski EJ; Dry Eye Assessment and Management (DREAM©) Study Research Group. Dry Eye Assessment and Management (DREAM©) Study: Study design and baseline characteristics. Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 Aug;71:70-79. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2018.06.002. Epub 2018 Jun 6.
As a dietary supplement, take three (3) softgels daily with a meal.
Highly Refined and Concentrated Omega-3 Fish Oil (anchovy, sardine, mackerel), Capsule Shell (bovine gelatin, glycerin, purified water, fruit and vegetable color, citric acid), Borage Oil, Natural Lemon Flavor, Proprietary Antioxidant Blend (natural mixed tocopherols (soy), rosemary extract, and ascorbyl palmitate).
How long does Focus Relief Plus® take to work?
You may experience relief in as little as 30 days, however we suggest that the supplement be taken consistently for at least 90 days to achieve optimal results based on the outcomes of related clinical trials.
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Macsai, M. (2008). The role of Omega-3 dietary supplementation in blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction (an AOS thesis). Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology. Chicago: Tans Am Opthalmol Soc.
Are Focus Vision Supplements safe?
Every product is exclusively produced in NSF certified and FDA audited facilities. Numerous consumer advocate and public health organizations, including the Council for Responsible Nutrition and Consumer Reports, recommend that you seek NSF or similar third-party certification prior to purchase. (Interlandi, 2016) We go beyond industry requirements by conducting and approving a certification of analysis (COA) prior to distribution for every active ingredient, on every lot, every time.
Interlandi, J. (2016, September). Supplements: A Complete Guide to Safety. Consumer Reports, pp. 20-33.
What is the difference between EE and rTG fish oil?
EE and rTG forms use Ethyl Ester and glycerol, respectively, to molecularly distill fish oil—removing contaminants and increasing EPA + DHA levels. Both process were developed as recently as the 1980s and are recommended by leading nutritionists.
Schacky, C. v. (2006, September). A Review of Omega-3 Ethyl Esters for Cardiovascular Prevention and Treatment of Increased Blood Triglyceride Levels. Vascular Health and Risk Management, 251–262.